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Specifications for Best YouTube Video Format

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by oldweb, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. oldweb

    oldweb Regular Member

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    I use Premiere mainly for producing my videos and there are many options when exporting using the Media Encoder. What do members think is the best video export format for YouTube? Please include the following:

    #What the video is for, i.e pro music, simple talking in cam, screencast
    #Software used, i.e. premiere cs6, camstasia, final cut etc
    #Size of video i.e. 1280x720 or maybe 640x320 etc
    #format i.e mp4, flv etc
    #Codecs for video and audio
    #Preset if used i.e. YouTube preset
    #Audio output i.e 128kbs

    any other details please include
     
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  2. radiant13

    radiant13 Power Member

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    What do you want your videos to do for you? For example, don't need very high quality if the videos are only for backlinks. Most of mine are mp4 format. Youtube accepts a variety of formats.
     
  3. oldweb

    oldweb Regular Member

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    My videos can vary for the need. For example I have a travel website of my local city, I go out and take videos of events or attractions but I like these to be in reasonably good quality. Then I might want to make a 1 minute video of me talking about why someone should visit my affiliate website and that only needs to be basic quality. There are so many options to export so it would be good to hear from experts especially on what they think works best.

    I have found flv to bring the size down a lot. I had made a mp4 of a 5 minute video for my travel site. I wrote about it here on another topic as it was huge, 200 megs. Someone suggested I used flv so I just ran it through encoder again and I did bring the size down to half at 640 and the quality was not as good but very watchable and it was less than 20 megs so much easier to upload and also store on my computer.